This post was first meant to be on Instagram but it’s an issue I feel strongly about and thought I should talk to you about it.
I can assume everyone knows how it feels like to fail. Like fail so hard when you get flashbacks of such events you wince. Just when you are healing, another feat comes your way and you wonder if you should attempt it. You quickly remind yourself you have failed before and so you can fail again. But the optimist in you might also say you know better now so use that experience to win this time. A tennis match goes on in your head.
I can’t help but be repetitive. Marissa when you have failed many times new opportunities make you ask if they are new ways to waste your time and your resources, then leave you empty again.
Today I was reading John 1. When I got to the fourty-sixth verse which is highlighted in the image above, I lit up because I learnt a little about Nazareth when I met Eli my Jewish friend. Nazareth then was the least expected place to yield the Messiah. Nazareth was lowly. And of course observers were worried, expecting nothing good from this place.
I feel that’s how we get sometimes. After one barren land yields no good, we wonder if we should go back to it. But you see sometimes it’s not about the fail, nor the circumstance. It is about us, and what we are bringing to the table the next time round. I thought about the verse … within me I just felt that if Christ through God made himself relevant although he emerged from insignificant Nazareth, we, his children by consulting Him will ascend to fulfilled purposes too. We just have to watch how He did it. I think from today I will concern myself with how this man lived, finished his purpose and remained relevant in a myriad of lives till today. This will be my new focus in the Bible.
Day in and out new opportunities come. The question remains “Can it happen?” “Can I do it?” “Will I succeed?” The answer is an invitation — come and see. Move over there, do what you gotta do, AND SEE. Try again and do it right this time.
No matter what they say about failing when it happens to you it hurts. Failing is a bummer. But be encouraged, try differently, try harder and try smarter. Remember Nazareth and the doubts which were around it. Remember Christ and how he worked around those doubts.
To sign out, God bless your plans and may you be lifted out of your frustrations Marissa. Cos God knows frustration is frustrating.